Manga Meet & Greet

The types of characters that populate the manga world are vast and varied, ranging from magical girls who lead secret lives to sinister villains who constantly challenge our courageous heroes. Knowing the genre of manga that appeals to you—heroic, romantic, hobbyist, or eclectic—can help narrow down your character options. First decide on your protagonist, and then think about his/her relationships with the other characters in your story.

A compelling story follows a protagonist through a journey of discovery and personal progress, whether the protagonist is a hero on an epic quest or an ordinary student dealing with daily life. Each character in the story contributes to the protagonist’s development and may ...

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